Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem
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Syrian minister responds to Arab League sanctions

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has responded to the Arab League's decision to slap sanctions on Damascus, saying it had ignored the presence of "terrorists" in the violence-wracked country.

The league approved unprecedented sanctions on Sunday, including an asset freeze and an embargo on investments.

Muallem told a news conference: "Yesterday, with the decision they took, they closed these windows."

  • 28 Nov 2011
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